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Brandon Moreno accomplished 'principal goal' by becoming first Mexico-born UFC champion

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

PHOENIX - The new UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno is proud to elevate the status of MMA in Mexico.
Moreno tapped out Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 on Saturday evening in a rematch of their first battle that resulted in a draw.
“I can't believe it,” Moreno told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during the post-fight news conference. “This moment is so special. I'm always trying to make jokes and play with everybody but today was an emotional day for me, you know? I started to cry because I feel it in the bottom of my heart.”
It was a long road to the pinnacle of the sport for the...
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UFC 263 bonuses, payouts: Brandon Moreno's flyweight title victory among $50,000 winners

UFC 263 bonuses, payouts: Brandon Moreno's flyweight title victory among $50,000 winners

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

Moreno won one of the two Performance of the Night bonuses
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Brandon Moreno Wins UFC Flyweight Title, Becomes 1st Mexican-Born Champion

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Brandon Moreno made UFC history on Saturday night, becoming the first Mexican-born flyweight champion with a round three victory over Deiveson Figueiredo...
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UFC 263 results: Brandon Moreno taps Deiveson Figueiredo, becomes first Mexico-born champion

UFC 263 results: Brandon Moreno taps Deiveson Figueiredo, becomes first Mexico-born champion

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Brandon Moreno makes history as the first Mexico-born UFC champion by defeating Deiveson Figueiredo .
Moreno emerged victorious in the flyweight title rematch against Figueiredo on Saturday evening, sending fans in attendance into a frenzy.
The flyweight title bout was the UFC 263 co-main event at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. It aired on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of the main card on pay-per-view.
Moreno began the fight ready to let his hands fly early and often while the champ Figueiredo stayed defensive. The Brazilian's patience worked in his favor at moments...
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Twitter reacts to Brandon Moreno's title-winning tap of Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

There was no draw this time: Brandon Moreno emerged the winner to claim the flyweight title from Deiveson Figueiredo in their UFC 263 rematch.
After no winner was decided in their initial meeting in December, Moreno made good on his second chance at the belt on Saturday when he be defeated Figueiredo by third-round submission at the Gila Rivera Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
Moreno enters the record books with the win, becoming the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Moreno's title win over Figueiredo at UFC 263.
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